During the dispute over the venue of this year’s World Cup and Asia Cup between Pakistan and India, an old video of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has become an adornment on social media in which he is praising Pakistani cricketers.
This video is from 2010 ie 13 years old, at the time of this interview Shah Rukh Khan was the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders who is talking about the pressure of being selected for the team.
In the video, King Khan is talking about Pakistani cricketers playing in IPL, the actor is saying in the video that Pakistani cricketers are the best T20 players.
Shah Rukh Khan said that I wanted to include all-rounder Abdul Razzaq in my team but he was mentioned in newspapers before the auction. In the first season of IPL, I had 5 players including Wasim Akram in my team I was criticized because many players in this team are Pakistani.
Shah Rukh Khan said that 11 Pakistani cricketers were shortlisted for the IPL auction but in the end none of them were taken.
Calling it a cause of shame, he said, “As the owner of the ‘KKR’ team, it is a source of shame for me that because of political tension, we have to cut players from one country’s team, ‘who are the best’.” Don’t join the team.
At the end of this viral video, he asked the young fans to keep the sport free from politics, end these hatreds and not increase them, instead of accusing each other, be good neighbors with each other.